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Prestige Medical has been a world leader in the field on instrument decontamination for more than 30 years. Starting as a partner with WHO/UNICEF producing non-electric sterilizers for their global vaccination programs, we have continued to develop and expand our business into many market sectors around the world.

Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, Prestige Medical is now part of the Proclad group of companies, a diverse multi-million-pound international engineering group based in Dubai. Our production facilities and offices are ISO 13485, 2016 quality accredited and all our products are fully CE marked to the European Medical Device Directive.

We are committed to providing our customers with the most cost effective, high quality products backed by excellent customer service and superior technical service training and support. We understand that each market has different demands and so have developed a product range to match these challenges.

In fact, we have solutions to suit the autoclaving and decontamination requirements of sectors such as; dentistry, veterinary, podiatry, laboratory media, tattoo and beauty salons – with the appropriate validation to meet specific industry and legislative guidelines and at a competitive price in each market.

For the first step in the decontamination process for surgical and dental instruments,
we also provide a range of washer disinfectors. With a reputation for quality and reliability it makes them a popular choice where high standards of instrument cleaning are needed.

In the UK, we have our own team of engineers to provide a comprehensive package of after sale servicing and maintenance of our equipment to the highest standards, including autoclave validation. As sterilizer manufacturers, we ensure our distributor partners around the world receive the same level of training, offering training on autoclave maintenance in addition to the general operation of the autoclave machine.

Our product range is designed and manufactured in the UK and is part of a programme of continuous development and innovation. We are committed to a plan of ongoing investment to enable us to bring a range of new products and services to our customers.

For more information check out the sectors on our website or contact us directly for more information.

Our Heritage         

A prestigious history…

Prestige is one of the world’s best known and well-loved housewares names thanks to more than 50 years of making good quality products for the home. Prestige’s commitment to quality and reliability has built an enviable relationship of trust with its loyal customers.

The Prestige story starts way back in 1936 when a company called EKCO Products Company, based in Chicago, USA, purchased a UK company called Platers & Stampers. EKCO wanted to expand into Europe and Platers & Stampers provided the perfect avenue for this. At this time Platers & Stampers produced chrome plated kitchen tools and gadgets, bathroom fittings and domestic bakeware.

Despite these ambitious expansion plans, the company’s vision was put on hold as the Second World War took hold. Platers & Stampers was called into service and spent from 1939 to 1945 producing munitions. Despite the war finishing in 1945, Platers & Stampers continued to work for the defence industry until 1953.

By 1956 the company was back on track with its expansion plans and the Prestige name first started to be used on a commercial basis. By now the company was producing a wide variety of housewares products and had acquired factories in Derby, Blackburn and Burnley.

As the standard of living increased in the UK during the 1970’s so did the demand for Prestige’s well-designed household and kitchen products. By 1976 the company’s turnover had increased from £650,000 in 1946 to £42 million and it was now employing more than 4,000 people. Overseas markets were also growing at a dramatic rate and selling offices, warehouses and factories were set-up in countries all over the world to cope with demand.

Prestige’s success continued throughout the 80’s, through its ambitious plan of company acquisitions, product design and development of overseas markets.

Prestige plans to continue to provide excellent products for the home with an extensive product portfolio. In addition to cookware, available either as stainless steel or non-stick, it produces a wide ariety of products all to the same exacting standards.

Prestige’s reputation for great quality and design extends to bakeware, kitchen knives, a fantastic selection of tools & gadgets for all your food preparation needs and the famous Prestige Pressure Cooker, one of the most iconic products of its generation.

When the Meyer Group purchased the Prestige brand name in 1997, they already had an envied position of trust in the hearts and minds of Prestige customers.